For a combination that looks as good as it smells, use a twig of palo santo as your base and add colorful sprigs of globe amaranth
, lavender, miniature roses, and yarrow.
At the western entrance to the expo, visitors are met by meadows of purple mealy sage, angelonia and globe amaranth
, though from a distance the small, reddish amaranth blooms are overwhelmed by their leaves.
These include the planting in prepared beds of annuals such as globe amaranth
, portulaca, sunflower, cosmos, Gloriosa daisy, coreopsis and gaillardia.
(2) Marsha Johnston of Berlin picks globe amaranth
flowers at the Indian Head Farm in Berlin yesterday.
Some flowers you can pick at their peak and hang to dry: celosia, cockscomb, globe amaranth
, strawflowers, statice, and bells of Ireland, and instead of dead heads get material for lovely dried bouquets.
The USDA advises that the following plants develop best for transplanting if grown at 60 to 65 degrees and 10 to 12 hours of light each day: calliopsis, China aster, cornflower, strawflower, gaillardia, globe amaranth
, petunia, phlox, poppy, portulaca, rudbeckia, salpiglossis, scabiosa, snapdragon and verbena.
Red celosia, lamb's ears, and red and white globe amaranth
, which you can grow in your garden and dry, will make striking accents.
Gather botanicals that will hold up well without water, such as ferns, hydrangea, or globe amaranth
. Cut to a 5-inch length and remove any leaves below the top 2 inches (the portion that the lei po'o will display at the end).
Ornamentals such as begonias, dahlias, zinnias, celosia, amaranth, heliotrope, portulaca and globe amaranth
like high temperatures.
Start with fresh flowers and seedpods from your yard or a local florist; here, Chapman used billy balls, globe amaranth
, string of pearls, poppy seedpods, and dwarf pineapples (available on Etsy) for a festive look.